Community comes together to help vetís best friend

NORWICH Ė Thanks to the concerted efforts of Pet Street Station Animal Hospital and the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR), the life of a treasured friend was saved last December.

After three tours of duty in Iraq and two in Afghanistan, Army Sgt. Joyce Gibbons returned to an empty home. All that remained of her previous life was her closest friend, a Jack Russell named Squeakers.

ďNo matter how I felt or what was going on, he always made me smile,Ē she said.

On Dec. 3, Squeakers was admitted to Pet Street Station, severely dehydrated and unresponsive.

ďThe chance of not having him in my life gave me the worst feeling I have ever had,Ē said Gibbons. Iíve been in fire fights in multiple third world countries while deployed, Iíve been bombed, and blown up. But this had me more scared than what was going on there.Ē

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